Scottie Pippen is a former professional basketball player and is often considered as one of the greatest small forwards of all time. Pippen played under various basketball clubs such as Portland Trail Blazers, Houston Rockets, and Chicago Bulls.
During his 17-year career out of which he played 12 seasons with the Bulls, one with the Houston Rockets and four with the Portland Trail Blazers, making the postseason 16 straight times; Pippen in his NBA career has won six national championships with Chicago Bulls; He was a seven-time NBA All-Star and was the NBA All-Star Game MVP in 1994. Pippen was entitled as one among the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History during the 1996–97 season.
Scottie Pippen has earned $109 million from his salary and several million more from endorsements and yet his capital net worth stands around $20 million. It’s often said that Pippen is the most underpaid player with his initial contract salary with bulls about $2.6 million.
Although, later Pippen’s total salary came to be more among several top players. His major hike in salary throughput i.e. of $67.2 million came from deal with Houston Rockets. Pippen has also collaborated in endorsement deals with several renowned brands like Nike, Ameritech Cellular Tv, Frito Lay, Visa, McDonald’s, Right Guard, and Coca-Cola.
Pippen’s full name is Scottie Maurice Pippen Sr. He was born in Hamburg, Arkansas on September 25, 1965. Pippen’s father Preston Pippen and mother Ethel Pippen has a total of 12 children among them Scottie was the youngest. He grew up in a humble background and circumstances. Pippen’s father suffered a stroke which in result paralyzed the right part of the body.
Pippen graduated from high school from Hamburg High school, in school Pippen played as the point guard and led his school team to playoffs at the state level and yet didn’t got scholarship offers from any colleges. Later, he begins his playing career at the University of Central Arkansas when after some time he came across by a school’s basketball coach Don Dyer.
In the initial phase of his career, Pippen was chosen in the first round of the 1987 NBA Draft by the Seattle Supersonics. The Bulls were keen on him yet their draft pick wasn’t sufficiently low to get them. The group orchestrated an exchange with Seattle to get Pippen. Pippen made his debut in November 1987, when bulls was confronted with Philadelphia 76ers along with his teammate and mentor Michael Jordon.
Pippen never looked back, he kept going forward and became one of the greatest players and also got awarded various awards and achievements such as NBA champion, NBA All Star, NBA All Star Game MVP, and many more.
Pippen first got married to Karen McCollum in 1988. The couple had a son named Antron in 1987, later in 1990 couple parted their ways and got divorced, After 7 years of divorce Pippen again got married in 1997 with star of “Real Housewives of Miami” Larsa Younan also known as Larsa Pippen.
Pippen and Larsa had four children Scotty Jr. (2000), Preston (2002), Justin (2005), and Sophia (2008). After retiring from NBA Pippen had an economical incident with a financial advisor Robert Lunn; who he claimed had been suggested by the Bulls, was being scrutinized for bank extortion.
He had contributed more than $20 million through Lunn, who was condemned to three years in jail in March 2016 on numerous extortion tallies, remembering one check of producing Pippen’s mark for a $1.4 million advance that Lunn used to take care of individual obligations.
In 2004, Scottie and Larsa Pippen purchased a 10,000 square foot home on 2.6 sections of land in the lakefront Chicago suburb of Highland Park for $2.225 million. Scottie put it available in 2016 for $3.1 million. Pippen likewise claims a chateau in South Florida that has been here and there the market since 2010 when it was recorded for $16 million.
At a certain point, the house was offered as an extravagance rental for $40,000 per month. The Venetian-style manor is situated in Harbor Beach, one of Fort Lauderdale’s most selective areas.
Scottie Pippen was one of the elite player in history of basketball with the collection of number of records. He is one of 22 two-time USA Basketball male Olympians, winning gold in 1992 and 1996, and he owns an incredible 22-0 record as a USA Basketball athlete for phenomenal performance he was often called as “one man wracking crew” because of his defensive abilities.
In simple words, Scottie was an exceptional personality with amazing talent not only in basketball but in the field of filmography also. Although, Scottie Pippen also faced some downfalls and dark phases of life in personal as well as financial life.